Panama Canal and Volendam

Volendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: November 03, 2018

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1916

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We did our own tours. Easy to walk out the pier and get a cab or a tour.


5 out of 5
with 2 elderly folks, the embarkation was easy and quick. great care given to the elderly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
many choices, the buffet was as nice as the sit down. In room service was EXCELLENT

Pinnacle Grill

5 out of 5

EXCELLENT, delicious

Lido Restaurant

4 out of 5

excellent food choices, staff was excellent They should remain open from 5 - 1145pm

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Many things to do, shows, cooking classes, movies lectures all were excellent

Massage / Steam Rooms

5 out of 5

excellent but a bit expensive

Lido Deck

4 out of 5

great fun, no complains


3 out of 5

It was great fun, it gets 3 stars cuz I lost :)


3 out of 5
Show were okay!

Wajang Theater

5 out of 5

had fun watching movies, and cooking demos

Main Show Lounge

4 out of 5

easy venue, good seats, good shows

Crow's Next

5 out of 5

love this sitting area and bar, was there with the elderly bunch the entire day through the panama canal.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Can't say enough about the service and staff they were beyond remarkable. Always smiling, I never heard a NO.... EXCELLENT

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
we had norovirus break out, the crew was amazing in keeping everything very clean and sanitary

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very roomie, many closets, many storage places

Ship tip

This particular itinerary is easy and fun. You dont need a huge suitcase of clothes. Pack light

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
love this little beautiful sea town

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
first time in Guatemala. Antingua was amazing. Tours at the pier very reasonable

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
love Nicaragua, Limon was easy. Again got a tour on our own

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Costa Rica was easy, things to see a few minutes taxi ride for the pier. taxi's outside

Enter Panama Canal At Balboa

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

2 out of 5

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

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